Morphological and genetic variation in Leggadina (Thomas, 1910) with special reference to Western Australian populations

Citation

Material Information

Title:
Morphological and genetic variation in Leggadina (Thomas, 1910) with special reference to Western Australian populations
Series Title:
WA Museum Records and Supplements
Creator:
Cooper, N.K.
Adams, M.
Anthony, C.
Schmitt, L.H.
Publisher:
Western Australian Museum
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Genre:
serial ( sobekcm )

Notes

Abstract:
Recent collections of specimens from the Pilbara attributed to Leggadina lakedownensis stimulated an investigation of genetic and morphometric variation in L. lakedownensis and L. forresti to confirm the taxonomic status of these species, determine the extent of intraspecific variation, and develop useful markers for classification. Extensive analyses of both morphology and allozymes confirm the clear taxonomic separation of these two species. Leggadina lakedownensis shows considerably more intraspecific morphological variation than L. forresti, reflecting the former's much greater geographic range and ecological diversity. The mean body size of Thevenard Island L. lakedownensis is markedly larger than the other populations examined. Despite this morphological diversity, populations of L. lakedownensis, including those from mainland Pilbara and Thevenard Island, are genetically similar across their range. An individual from Queensland is genetically the most divergent but we have been unable to assess the morphological relationship of the topotypical population.
Original Version:
WA Museum Records and Supplements, Vol. 21, no. 4 (2003).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
This object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder.

USFLDC Membership

Aggregations:
University of South Florida
Karst Information Portal

Postcard Information

Format:
serial

printinsert_linkshareget_appmore_horiz

Download Options

close

No images or PDF downloads are available for this resource.


Cite this item close

APA

Cras ut cursus ante, a fringilla nunc. Mauris lorem nunc, cursus sit amet enim ac, vehicula vestibulum mi. Mauris viverra nisl vel enim faucibus porta. Praesent sit amet ornare diam, non finibus nulla.

MLA

Cras efficitur magna et sapien varius, luctus ullamcorper dolor convallis. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Fusce sit amet justo ut erat laoreet congue sed a ante.

CHICAGO

Phasellus ornare in augue eu imperdiet. Donec malesuada sapien ante, at vehicula orci tempor molestie. Proin vitae urna elit. Pellentesque vitae nisi et diam euismod malesuada aliquet non erat.

WIKIPEDIA

Nunc fringilla dolor ut dictum placerat. Proin ac neque rutrum, consectetur ligula id, laoreet ligula. Nulla lorem massa, consectetur vitae consequat in, lobortis at dolor. Nunc sed leo odio.